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Women primary principals in independent schools : creativity and inspiration

Kershaw, Noella and Johnson, Evelyn 2004, Women primary principals in independent schools : creativity and inspiration, in AARE 2004 : Doing the public good : positioning educational research ; AARE 2004 International Education Research conference proceedings, Australian Association for Research in Education, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 1-9.

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Title Women primary principals in independent schools : creativity and inspiration
Author(s) Kershaw, Noella
Johnson, Evelyn
Conference name Australian Association for Research in Education. Conference (2004 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Victoria
Conference dates 28 Nov.- 2 Dec. 2004
Title of proceedings AARE 2004 : Doing the public good : positioning educational research ; AARE 2004 International Education Research conference proceedings
Editor(s) Jeffery, Peter L.
Publication date 2004
Conference series Australian Association for Research in Education Conference
Start page 1
End page 9
Publisher Australian Association for Research in Education
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Summary The purpose of my research is to reinvigorate educational leadership through improved understandings of women primary principals in Independent schools, thereby rethinking the current directions. By 'reinvigorate' I mean investigate what serves as inspiration for current women primary leaders and explore how this might be better used to generate the kinds of educational change that lead to more dynamic primary school leadership. These 'improved understandings' are expected to suggest a reconceptualizing of primary school leadership by, what I coin 'response-ability'. By 'response-ability' I mean to expose untapped potentials in primary leadership performance so that the leader utilizes the full range of their knowledge, skills and values.

There are acknowledged gaps in the primary school Independent sector concerning women in leadership both theory and practice and in this instance the Victorian context. Considerable research surrounds educational leadership [Peter Hill (2003), Neil Cranston (2001), Frances Townsend (1999),Helen Telford.(1996) and Caldwell & Spinks (1992)]. In particular Jill Blackmore's, (1999) research analysed a number of projects focusing on women secondary principals. As a critique of leadership her research exposed the gendered influences reinforced through culture, values and language

However there has been limited research into women in primary leadership and the implications for the Independent sector. In summary this research aims to understand women in primary educational leadership and investigate the significance of their untapped knowledge, skills, attitudes and values. Furthermore to propose what may constitute 'Response-able' leadership that could serve to highlight ethical principles, authenticity and creativity.
ISSN 1324-9339
Language eng
Field of Research 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
HERDC collection year 2005
Copyright notice ©2004, AARE
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30014344

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Social and Cultural Studies in Education
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